Brad Davis (basketball)

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Brad Davis
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Davis with the Los Angeles Lakers
Personal information
Born (1955-12-17) December 17, 1955 (age 62)
Monaca, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Monaca (Monaca, Pennsylvania)
College Maryland (1974–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1977–1992
Position Point guard
Number 30, 20, 12, 15
Career history
19771978 Los Angeles Lakers
1978–1979 Great Falls Sky
1979 Indiana Pacers
1979–1980 Anchorage Northern Knights
1980 Utah Jazz
19801992 Dallas Mavericks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 7,866 (8.2 ppg)
Rebounds 1,738 (1.8 rpg)
Assists 4,709 (4.9 apg)
Stats at

Bradley Ernest Davis (born December 17, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent the bulk of his National Basketball Association career with the Dallas Mavericks.


Born in Monaca, Pennsylvania, Davis graduated from Monaca High School and played basketball there under coach Dave Nichol. Davis attended the University of Maryland for four academic years (1973–77) and was a member of the Terrapins' varsity basketball team.

NBA career

Davis was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 1977 NBA Draft. Davis played for the Lakers for parts of two seasons and then for the Indiana Pacers for parts of two seasons. In between, he played with the Great Falls Sky of the Western Basketball Association. He played only part of the 1979-1980 NBA season for the Utah Jazz. In between his time with the Pacers and Jazz, he played with the Anchorage Northern Knights of the CBA during the 1979-80 basketball season.

Davis returned to the NBA with an expansion team, the Dallas Mavericks, for the 1980-81 basketball season. Davis spent the rest of his NBA career (12 seasons) with the Mavericks. These included four seasons in which he played in all 82 games of the season, plus three other seasons in which he played in 81, 80, and 79 games.

In April 1992, Davis retired after 15 NBA seasons, and he was the final Maverick remaining from the team's first season in 1980-81. On November 14, 1992, Davis was the first Maverick to have his number retired when his #15 jersey was raised to the rafters of Reunion Arena.

Post-playing career

In 1993, Davis became an assistant for the Mavericks under head coach Dick Motta. At the same time, he took a position as the color commentator for Mavericks televised games. He later moved to radio broadcasts. Davis remained the radio analyst until the 2007-08 season, when he swapped positions with Mavericks TV commentator Bob Ortegel. Davis and Ortegel later switched back to their original positions, and Davis continues to be the color commentator on Mavericks' radio broadcasts. Davis also serves as the Mavericks' player development coach and a community services representative for the team.

Personal life

He is the brother of former NBA player Mickey Davis. He is married to Kelli Davis and father to three children: son Michael, and daughters Erin and Cara Davis.

External links

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